Someone Is Writing a Burning Man Musical

Hopefully the tickets won’t be $800. Yes, a Burner virgin has plans to write and produce a musical based on the insanity:

The musical is the brainchild of Matt Werner, a 30-year-old New York City-based Google employee who has never been to Burning Man. This year will be his first.

Matt Werner, 30, of New York, is the man behind what could become Burninng Man: The Musical. The Oakland, Calif. native — a former “hacker house” resident and a friend to many Silicon Valley hipster techies — admits that he sees the irony: A virgin Burner orchestrates a musical version of the world’s favorite desert Utopian festival that he has never been to.

His own story seems to be a little bit reflected in the plot of the unborn musical. The story line focuses on a 25-year old techie named Joe who lives in San Francisco and commutes down to Silicon Valley.image

Joe goes to Burning Man one year and it disappoints initially.

“His lofty ambitions to network with high-powered executives are not met. Between getting dumped by his girlfriend, dancing with sparkle ponies, and nearly dying while on a vision quest in the desert, he reaches a real low,” according to Werner’s web page.

“In the midst of this low, the acceptance, connection, and playfulness he experiences at Burning Man make him start to question his past life of ambition and power in Silicon Valley. The sharing economy and free spirits he meets in the desert make him wonder–is his real mission in life just to make money? Or is it maybe to authentically connect with others and help others?” the synopsis reads.

By August 30, Werner would like to debut the opening theme song of the musical in a YouTube studio-produced video, funded by $5,000 that Werner hopes to collect via his web page by April 22.

By the summer of 2016, Werner would like to see Burning Man: The Musical as a full production.

You can check out his Kickstarter page here.

via Google employee to create Burning Man: The Musical.

Texas Attorney General Wants To Prevent Gay Workers From Caring For Sick Spouses

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (above with Sen. Ted Cruz) doesn’t want gay employees to be able to take time off from work to care for their ailing spouses.

Paxton, a tea partier, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over a new rule extending the Family & Medical Leave Act to same-sex couples who live in states that don’t recognize their marriages. 

Paxton is also advising state agencies — which employ 310,000 people — not to follow the new FMLA rule. 

“This lawsuit is about defending the sovereignty of our state, and we will continue to protect Texas from the unlawful overreach of the federal government,” Paxton said in a statement. “The newly revised definition of ‘spouse’ under the FMLA is in direct violation of state and federal laws and U.S. Constitution. Texans have clearly defined the institution of marriage in our state, and attempts by the Obama Administration to disregard the will of our citizens through the use of new federal rules is unconstitutional and an affront to the foundations of federalism.”

Read more: Texas Attorney General Wants To Prevent Gay Workers From Caring For Sick Spouses

Homophobic Sign of the Day

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Religous liberty at its finest:

“Our sign referencing Satan demanding his equal rights to ascend into the heavens and be God was simply ‘I’ and all about that individual,” Greene told WATE. “It was not a statement against any one group in particular, you know what about the rights of the unborn babies, the rights of children, the rights of everyone?”

More here.

Wing Nut Mat Staver: Second American Revolution Needed To Stop Gay Marriage

I love it when these anti-gays get together and lament our existence:

In a radio interview this weekend, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver called on states to defy a Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality if it goes “the wrong way.”

“What we could have is the Supreme Court issuing its decision on marriage the wrong way, and Alabama saying, ‘Goodbye, get out of my state, that’s not what’s going to happen to my state,’” Staver told anti-LGBT pundit Linda Harvey, adding that he hopes Texas will also flout such a decision.

The Religious Right legal activist went on to insist that California’s Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban that was struck down by the federal courts, “still is applicable” in most of the state. “They have no legal authority to issue those same-sex marriage licenses,” he claimed.

Staver said that people should prepare to commit civil disobedience if same-sex marriage becomes legal, pointing to the example of a North Carolina magistrate who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and offering an extremely twisted account of a controversy involving Catholic Charities in Massachusetts.

“Go back to the days of Martin Luther King Jr., go back to the days of the American Revolution,” Staver said. “I think it’s that serious.”

Read more and listen to the interview via Mat Staver: Second American Revolution Needed To Stop Gay Marriage | Right Wing Watch.

Here Are A Bunch of Gorgeous Gingers for St. Paddy’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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